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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Art and music come together in the neighborhood of Gamboa in Rio de Janeiro as Art Rua 2013 begins its three day festival celebrating street art, graffiti, music and culture.

Created in 2011 by the Institute RU.A., in partnership with the production company Visionart’z, Art Rua’s goal is to integrate art into the urban revitalization movement of Rio de Janeiro’s port zone.

This year, the festival will invite more than forty national and international artists to participate in an Urban Art exhibition, as well as in artistic interventions in the streets of the Gamboa district.


Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
There is not much more that needs to be said about this popular party, featuring the very original carioca funk. Expect to hear from MCs Catra, Tati Quebra Barraco, Duda Do Borel, MC Nenem, Coiote e Raposão, MC Cyara and much more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60


Art Rua 2013 (Gamboa)
More than just an exhibition, Art Rua is a festival of art and urban culture that involves more than forty graffiti artist giving life and color to the streets on Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro. Expect music, art and much much more as cultures collide at this uniquely special event.
Art Rua – 11PM
Galpões da Vila Olímpica da Gamboa, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2535-3395
Entrance: tickets range from R$60 – R$140

Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Bootie Rio is back at Fosfobox, Rio’s number one party for mashups and pop hits. Special guest DJ Faroff and residents throw down at this always popular party. This party will feature classic rock mashups mixed with your favorite current hits.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Moyseis Marques returns to Carioca da Gema to perform his special brand of samba with hits like “Pretinha Jóia Rara”, which was featured on the soap opera “Caminho das Índias”, from Rede Globo.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Caricatrio (Centro)
This soulful band follows in the footsteps of Tim Maia, Gilberto Gil, Alcaeus Valencia, Banda Black Rio, Nana Caymmi, Edu Lobo and more.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10


The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, pool tables and a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nighttime locations.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American style staple. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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